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Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Spirited vocalizations make this handsome clown-faced woodpecker one of the more conspicuous residents of much of Oregon's oak woodland. It is unique with its habits of communal living and acorn storage. It is fairly common in the Rogue Valley and locally common in the Klamath River Canyon and the southern part of the Willamette Valley.